The organization Maccabi Healthcare Services, in Israel, has identified patients at risk in its database using artificial intelligence.
Identifying at-risk patients is a task that can improve healthcare in this coronavirus crisis. They are the most vulnerable people, the most likely to have a worsening of the disease. With which to have them located and well assisted it is an added protection factor to all others.
In Israel they have tested a system that provides early identification of patients at risk. It has been launched by the organization Maccabi Healthcare Services. It is a classification system based on artificial intelligence. The entity covers 2.4 million people and among them has sought out the most vulnerable.
With the help of artificial intelligence, the organization has marked 2% of its patients. In total are around 40,000 people. All of them are identified and have been placed on a preferred waiting list to take the test.
And it is precisely this. Try to detect the disease as early as possible in the most vulnerable. Riegso patients from Maccabi Healthcare Services have been identified based on a number of parameters. A system similar to the one used to know who is most vulnerable to the flu has been used to do this.
Algorithm has used millions of medical recordsdating back 27 years, to assess the person’s age, medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, as well as hospital admissions history.
With all this information, artificial intelligence is able to identify at-risk patients who may have been overlooked. In addition, the system is also able to determine the level of treatment one of these people will need if they fall ill.
Artificial intelligence as an ally in the pandemic
The use of artificial intelligence against the coronavirus has been explored on the fly. The emergency situation has led to improvised systems, which will then be optimized.
In China, an algorithm was created to detect patients with Covid-19 using artificial intelligence. And in many countries there is the possibility of deepening the data to anticipate the spread of the virus or the regrowth. There is even debate about the use of people’s medical data in regional or national defense against diseases such as coronavirus. Not to mention that the BlueDot company was one of the first to warn about the expansion of Covid-19 thanks to AI techniques.